Westbourne School A GSG School
- Westbourne School
60 Westbourne Road
- Head: Mr J Hicks
- T 01142 660374
- F 01142 638176
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.westbourneschool.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 16
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Sheffield
- Pupils: 384
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £8,775 - £11,985 pa
- Open days: Early October and March
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
'Exceptional teaching - they're not like teachers, more like guides. They know you so well they know how to explain things in a way you can understand...They really care about us and find it rewarding to see us develop'... Smaller...
What the school says...
Personalised learning is at the heart of a Westbourne School education from Reception to Year 11. We concentrate on the individual boy and girl. Our ethos is about opportunity and challenge, without forgetting that learning is fun.
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What The Good Schools Guide says'Exceptional teaching - they're not like teachers, more like guides. They know you so well they know how to explain things in a way you can understand...They really care about us and find it rewarding to see us develop'... Smaller scholarship set accelerated from year 7, take English language and science six months early and can choose to add an extra two subjects, further maths and astronomy.
Since 2004, Mr John Hicks MEd (50s). Educated at a grammar school, then Exeter and Kingston Universities; taught at schools in Weybridge, Cobham, London and an international school in Thailand. Teaches maths and sport; thoughtful and said by a parent to be 'very warm, when you get to know him, and parental with the children'. Three adult children; interests include travel, various sports, theatre and playing the guitar.
Special Education Needs
All children are tested on entry to the school. In Y2-Y4 small groups of children are taken out on a daily basis to improve areas of weakness. In the upper school small groups are withdrawn for extra support with literacy and numeracy. In the senior school pupils are withdrawn for support in literacy, maths and study skills. Children also meet in small groups to improve visual, spatial and motor skills through games and activities. Specialist Dyslexia support is available from Mrs Reaney and Mrs Hulley.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|